SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – After the Cal Poly swimming and diving program nearly recorded a sweep of UC Santa Barbara last Saturday in the storied Blue-Green Rivalry, junior Caleb Davies was recognized as the collegeswimming.com MPSF Conference Swimmer of the Week and sophomore Sage Speak earned the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Female Athlete of the Week.
Davies (pictured) led the men's side to a 154.5-107.5 triumph over the Gauchos, which was the first Cal Poly win over UC Santa Barbara in ten years. Davies collected four victories against the Gauchos – two individual and two combined efforts in relay events – which included triumphs in the 50-yard freestyle (20.89) and 100-yard freestyle (46.22).
Davies combined with senior Mickey Mackle and freshmen Brian Whittington and Dominic Dalpiaz on a 200-yard medley relay victory with a mark of 1:32.52 and joined the trio of junior Jack Jenner, Dalpiaz and freshman Dominik Folkner to capture the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:03.75.
Last Saturday during a narrow defeat to the Gauchos (143-137), Speak etched her name in the Cal Poly women's program record book with a 100-yard breaststroke time of 1:03.65, good for the second-best mark in school history.
Speak also recorded a win in the 200-yard breaststroke against UC Santa Barbara after her mark of 2:17.30 (a full three seconds faster than the next closest competitor), which is good for 46th-nationally entering the week.
For Speak, both her 100 and 200 breast times are tops among all MPSF competitors this season.
Against the Gauchos, Speak finished second (24 tenths-of-second away from first) in the 400-yard IM after a race time of 4:30.94 and also helped capture a second-place showing in the 200-yard medley relay (1:45.55) joining senior Allison de Peralta, junior Dani Orlandi and freshman Emily Imfeld.
The Cal Poly women's side is back in action this weekend when hosting Pepperdine for a dual meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Anderson Aquatic Center.